Balsamic Mushroom Buttons For A Tasty Appetizer [Recipe] |

Balsamic Mushroom Buttons For A Tasty Appetizer [Recipe]

These balsamic mushroom buttons will make everyone happy at your dinner party. They are not only flavorful, but very quick to create, and require little to no effort. Be sure to make these the next time you have guests over, or simply when you want a fancy appetizer for a movie night.

Try These Balsamic Mushroom Buttons And Surprise Your Guests At Home

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To begin with, you will need olive oil, rosemary, garlic, honey, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and button mushrooms. You can always substitute some of these with things like butter, dry rosemary or oregano, garlic powder, maple syrup or brown sugar, sherry or red wine vinegar, and Portobello mushrooms.

You will need a mushroom that can withstand the high temperature from the oven and still keep its shape. Button mushrooms are the easiest to find, so it shouldn’t be a problem! If it is, though, choose another mushroom, like Portobello, shiitake, or cremini.

The honey in this recipe mixes well with the balsamic vinegar, creating a sort of reduction that gives your mushroom a ton of flavor. However, you can substitute the honey with another thick sweetener, such as maple syrup. If all fails, use brown sugar, but be sure to reduce it as well. 

Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees F. While the oven is heating up, warm up the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and rosemary, then the honey. When these are all warm, add the mushrooms and balsamic vinegar and leave for a few minutes.

You should be ready to bake your mushrooms, but make sure you have a greased baking dish before you do so. Place the dish in the oven for about 40 minutes, but keep in mind that the time may vary depending on the size of the mushrooms.

Serve these balsamic mushroom buttons as an appetizer with toasted bread, as a side dish for your favorite steak, or as a topping for a main dish.

Balsamic Mushroom Buttons


  • 10 oz (250 g) fresh button mushrooms

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 sprig rosemary, minced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • salt

  • pepper


  • Preheat oven to 325 F (162 C)
  • Stir oil in with the garlic, rosemary and honey for 2 minutes in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add in the mushroom and balsamic vinegar
  • Spoon the mushroom mixture into a greased baking dish.
  • Put it in the oven and cook for 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Looking to try another delicious mushroom recipe? Why not give this Baked and Stuffed Portobello Mushroom recipe a go?